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RHODIAN SEA LAWS EDITED FROM THE MANUSCRIPTS

Ashburner, Walter


Item #: 12110

Pages: ccxciii,132p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2001.

Subjects: ADMIRALTY

Rhodian laws are a code of maritime laws adopted by thepeople of the island of Rhodes approximately between 600 and800 A.D. The Rhodes were, at that time, the sovereignrulers of the sea. The text includes the lex Rhodia deiactu, which is the origin of the modern law of generalaverage. Contains the original Greek text of the constitu-tions, a translation and commentary, and subject index.This edition is highlighted by a lengthy introduction thatplaces the Sea-Laws in historical perspective. An importantvolume for the scholar of admiralty or maritime law orinternational trade.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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